Netflix has made it again with Girlboss. Based on the book with the same title [The Book Depository], this comedy takes us through Sophia’s journey towards success. She doesn’t want to work for anyone but herself. So, she will create a business on eBay selling vintage clothes that she found, but with some improvements.
Sophia is pure chaos. She is messy, selfish and incredibly energetic. She knows about fashion, but she has little knowledge about other things. I wonder if the real Sophtia is like the character we can enjoy on Netflix.
[SPOILER ALERT: from here you’ll find massive spoilers. The show is good and funny, so if you want to be surprised, refrain yourself from reading whatever comes next.]
I went to see Ghost in the Shell this weekend, and I must admit I expected more from it. However, it’s a very entertaining film that follows pretty well the anime. This movie has had a lot of drama around it because of whitewashing. But, before we dive into this, let’s talk a little bit about Scarlett Johansson. Despite all the drama, she did quite a good job. Although seeing her with black hair was a little bit weird.
[SPOILER ALERT: this post contains massive spoilers and some drama about the film. However, the drama might not be what you’re expecting.]
Good Girls Revolt is a jewel that you can find on Amazon Prime. It might sound like the topic is dead, but it couldn’t hotter. The show has been canceled, and it seems there won’t be any second season. Is it because we’re going back in time to when women and men hadn’t the same rights? If so, we might well take our shiny armors again!
Based on real facts, this show tells us the story of a group of women and their fact for equal rights in the workplace. A group of women from Newsweek filed a complaint back in 1970 and hell broke lose. After them, many others followed.
It was a time when some women didn’t dare to look at their vulvas with a mirror. But it was also the time for the second wave of feminism. The counterculture was all over, and times were changing. And while Newsweek was covering everything, they were also discriminating their female staff. None of the women were allowed to become writers (or editors). They even hired a freelancer female writer to cover the women revolution for one of their issues. When that issue hit the stands, women working in Newsweek hold a conference and revolted.
I thought Preacher was going to be boring. I was wrong. It’s a “Vertigo” ride of massive proportions. Based on a comic book by Vertigo, it tells the story of Jesse Custer, a small-town preacher who is on a mission to find God. He is a mess: he drinks until he passes out in front of the altar of his small Church; he’s best friend is an 119-year-old Irish vampire, and his ex-girlfriend wants him to kill a guy.
Could it be even weirder than this? YES!! And that’s the beauty of the show! [BIG SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SEASON 1: I can’t review it without giving away some hilarious information. This show is weird, crazy, and utterly fascinating. I’ve never laughed so much with something so gruesome!]
Although I’m not a huge fan of Archie, I have read some comics and quite enjoyed it. So, I decided to watch Riverdale on Netflix. This version of Riverdale is much darker than the ones I’ve read in the comics. In fact, I find it more interesting. We all know coming-of-age stories that thrill us, but this time this show has the potential to be something else. Based on the comics, it can showcase Riverdale from another angle. Plus, it can be a mirror for diversity.
Riverdale can become a huge hit. However, there is a little bit of polemics out there on the web. For example, the will for Jughead to be asexual. Whatever happens, the potential for greatness is there. You can feel it in the first episode: lovely made. And the colors are just perfect.
[SPOILERS ahead! There are spoilers about the first episode. So, if you want to be surprised by the show: stop reading right here. If you don’t mind spoilers, keep reading please.]
I found another jewel on Netflix again: a show called the OA. It’s a mystery drama with science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural elements. It has some similar features to Stranger Things. So, if you liked the show, like suspense and science fiction and fantasy, you might love this show.
The central star is a woman called Prairie who comes back home after being missing for more than seven years. She was blind for most of her life, but when she comes back, she can see again. No one can explain that, nor the strange scars she has on her back. To make things spicier, she calls herself the OA. At first, it looks like another case of abduction, and neighbors and other people treat her like a weirdo.
Last week I found a great show on Netflix called Beyond. I was bored, and I ended up taking a look at new shows on Netflix. My eyes ended up on Beyond, a show that tells the story of Holden Matthews, a teen who has an accident and stays in a coma for 12 years. When he wakes up, it’s like a miracle. But he’s not a teen anymore: he’s an adult. What’s more, he also has superpowers. But, while he struggles to recover his previous life, he discovers that he is also in great danger.
Imagine that you’ve been sleeping for a long time, and when you wake up you have physically changed, and the world around you has gone wild. Computers were rare, but now people communicate using smartphones. Imagine the shock of Holden when everything he knew is gone.
I’m watching at the moment is Lucifer. It’s a weird choice for some, but an entertaining one for many others. Lucifer is an alluring, multilayered, and sexy character that will enchant you from episode one. Even if he shows traits of pure evil, I must confess that I find him quite naïve. He apparently doesn’t understand humans. He finds them as thrilling as puzzling. Eager to experience more from the world his Dad created, he keeps on having fun helping solving crimes. Most of the time he is a pain in the ass, but a lovely one.
Most of what I’m watching at the moment can be found on Netflix. This time I want to tell you all about vampires, documentaries, and magic. Since Halloween is around the corner, I decided to go back to vampires and werewolves. I confess that I have a fixation with vampires since I was a teenager. For some reason, vampires are always a great option for the whole year. But they feel even better during Halloween. So, holding that thought, let’s start!
1. The Originals.
After watching all the Vampire Diaries, it was just a question of time to end up watching the Originals. Although it isn’t as thrilling as the Vampire Diaries, I do enjoy the madness of Klaus. Niklaus Mikaelson is volatile and very dangerous. Although his brother seems to be less erratic, he does have his fair share of darkness. It’s entertaining and an excellent choice for October.
What I’m watching can be found on Netflix. Yes, most of the stuff that I watch can be found on Netflix. Believe it or not, I don’t have a TV. For the most part, I read, write or watch Netflix. So, no wonder all my choices can be found there. This past week has been challenging due to work and trying to relax. I’ve been quite nervous lately, and reading and watching shows that I love help. So, what has been on my screen menu lately?
1. The Shannara Chronicles.
I recently bought the first book of the trilogy because I wanted to read an epic fantasy. Well, I found the show on Netflix, and I was shocked. So, before starting to watch it, I had to decide if I would start watching it before starting reading the book. And, yup, I was weak, and I started watching. If you love quests à la Hobbit, this might be for you. It’s an excellent choice for teens, especially if they don’t want to see gruesome deaths like in The Game of Thrones. Despite being “mild,” it still has some bloody scenes. Expect to see lots of beautiful elves, hideous demons, and talented humans. Oh, and there’s a badass Druid that needs to get laid. Seriously, he needs it soon because he lacks any sense of humor and he’s all about duty and the usual “your destiny crap.” If you loved Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit, this is a must watch. (Much sweeter, though.)